New York Dance Project partners with wellness professionals who support our dancers during their time with us.
DR. GREGORY TAYLOR (Injury Reduction and Rehabilitation Seminars, Fitness Seminars, Wellness Seminars)
35 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Gregory P. Taylor, PT, DPT was born in San Francisco, CA, raised in Eugene, OR and has worked professionally in New York City since 1985. Gregory first moved to NYC to fulfill his dream of dancing with the Joffrey Ballet company after seeing them perform at the San Francisco Opera House. After selling his belongings and saying his good-byes, he traveled to New York and received a scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School, where the real work would indeed begin.
“Commitment, perseverance, and integrity are the top three character traits I gained from my ballet training days where success and failure was a daily occurrence. I wouldn’t change a thing. Once I became a dancer with the Joffrey Ballet I gained an artistic appreciation that will last my lifetime. Touring the world and performing internationally, collaborating and creating, I came to understand the importance and power of personal expression through movement.”
He is the proud owner and founder of Movement Improvement – Physical Therapy, PLLC and brings over 20 years’ experience in treating dancers and performers, athletes and the elderly. Working closely with such companies as the New York City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Lion King, and many more Broadway productions.
ELIZABETH SULLIVAN (Nutrition, Body Image, Mental Fitness, Performance Preparation, Injury Prevention, Pain Management and Career Transition Seminars)
Elizabeth coaches dancers on all aspects of their physical and mental health, including eating/body image and emotional/mental fitness, to help them reach their full potential.
After a successful dancing career with Cleveland Ballet and Boston Ballet, Elizabeth Sullivan attended Dartmouth College and then moved to Italy to work in study abroad programs. Upon returning to the US she pursued her master’s degree in Arts Administration at Columbia University. While at Columbia she wrote a thesis on dancer wellness programs in pre-professional ballet schools and found her passion. After her M.A., she sought out certifications in coaching on nutrition with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and on the science of motivation and coaching at Wellcoaches School of Coaching. That work, combined with her own experience in the field, pushed her to develop a wellness curriculum that has evolved into the coaching programs she now offers as a Success Coach and Wellness Mentor for Pre-Professional Dancers.